About Darcy Dombey

About me

I earned a B.A. in Studio Art at Baylor University and started work on an M.F.A. at Texas Tech. Much of my school work was semi-abstract printmaking, but in recent years I have found great joy in two subjects – children’s murals and pet portraits.

As a life-long dog lover, I am inspired by the loyal, noble, ridiculous companions we choose to add to our families. The first portrait I painted was of my Boston Terrier Ruby’s “crazy face”. I soon added one of my beautiful, clownish Doberman Reyna. I love the paintings, and I truly enjoy providing a lasting tribute to other people’s beloved animals as well. The portraits make wonderful gifts.

Seeing a child’s eyes light up when they see a dolphin, train, or princess castle in their very own room is incredibly fun. However, after the birth of my first daughter, I realized just how special a nursery can be. Parents spend an enormous amount of time in their baby’s room, and it should be a personalized place that makes everyone feel happy.

Thank you for visiting my site, and I hope to get to know you and your kids (furry or not) soon!

What my clients say

The paintings of my hairy children are absolutely outstanding! You took my pictures and created three individual masterpieces! Thank you so much for your talented work!

Carrie absolutely loved the portrait! She was so touched and couldn’t believe what a good job you did capturing their personalities. What a great gift!

Breezie looks beautiful! His eyes are perfect. I saw the picture and it made me miss him so much. Thanks again for taking the time to immortalize my babies.

All I kept saying was OH MY GOSH! So unbelievably beautiful! You are AMAZING! I really can’t thank you enough. The murals are so much more beautiful than I imagined.

Darcy, thank you for the mural you did for us. It is so amazing! You have really created something beautiful. Almost too beautiful for words!

Darcy you are incredible! Thank you for making our baby’s room so beautiful! I absolutely love looking at every morning when he wakes up.  I LOVE IT!

How we can work together

Pet Portraits

I work from photos you provide. The painting will take on a life of its own, but please choose one that represents your pet’s unique personality. The photos should be clear and show a favorite expression or pose. Remember, your pet’s eyes are an important part of the portrait!

Commissioned portraits start at $540 for an 11×14 canvas, $560 for 12×16, and $595 for 16×20. Larger sizes also available.

Please call or email me for an accurate quote, estimated turnaround time, and payment and delivery options.


Custom Murals

I can work from an idea you already have in mind, or we can collaborate to create a theme together. I may draw a very rough outline sketch, but the mural always takes on a life of it’s own.

Each project is priced individually, but generally the cost is $400 per day. Most murals shown on this site took from two to four days to complete. A smaller or more simple mural may only take a half or a quarter day.If needed, I can visit your home to view the space, the base colors, and your inspiration pieces.darcy dombey

Once we decide on the idea and the scope of work, I will give you a fixed price estimate and schedule the painting.  Please call or email for an accurate quote, estimated turnaround time, and payment options.

At this time I serve the greater Phoenix, Arizona area. Trips to other locations may be arranged on an individual basis.

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